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Re: new brass 61 months ago by Ronald Le May Re: new brass

Hi Thomas & Nathan You can neck size if using the brass in the same rifle but after a while you may find the case grows in length which requires the case to be trimmed and FLS'ed.(Bump the shoulder back) I usually FLS every 3rd firing in my 6.5/284 and trim every reloading. The secret to extended case life is to work up a load that gives the performance you require without running it hot, though in saying this Magnum cartridges do have a lower limit which it is advised not to load below. Whether..

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Re: 61 months ago by Mike Neeson Re: "Upgrade" from 300 WSM to 7MM Rem Mag??

Exactly right, no point having a howitzer and being stuck in the one spot! Ric have a read of this thread http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/4297.html [http://www.ballisticstudies.com/Resources/Discussion+Forums/x_forum/17/thread/4297.html] It might help you out.

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Re: concentricity tool 61 months ago by Rob Hughes-Games Re: concentricity tool

get a piece of guage plate.(ground plate). 4 ball bearings around 1cm and a bolt (5cm) and 2 nuts. drill 4 holes in the plate so the ball bearings are almost touching. solder or epoxy them in to the holes. drill a hole between them at the end for the bolt. either drill and tap it or but a nut on each side of the plate. that bolt will be the backstop for the case. ideally the bolt is non threaded where the case rubs and is square. then either make a stand for the DTI or use a magnetic stand. I do..

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Re: Bedding a 1917 Enfield in 30-06 (Mauser Action) 61 months ago by thomas kitchen Re: Bedding a 1917 Enfield in 30-06 (Mauser Action)

hi don received by p14 back today its got a weaver 46 mount on front of reciever and weaver 55 at rear ill upload some photos to the project p14 thread when i get a chance. hope its been some help

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Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?) 61 months ago by Alvaro Piqueras Alonso-Lamberti Re: Rem 700 sendero bolt (problems?)

Hi all; Let me update this thread, FWIW. The rifle is performing, at least, well. I have put plenty of work in the rifle, following Nathan´s books. It has been bedded with Matchgrade bedding compound, lugs lapped, optics fit, barrel mantained as best as I can. Get some H4831sc, a bit fast, but it was the best I can get. Pushing 208 amax at 2870fps. I can improve my reloads a bit, just waiting to get some extra stuff. I have a pair of questions, in order to end the set up of the rifle, until I ca..

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Re: Recoil 61 months ago by thomas kitchen Re: Recoil

hopefully nathan along to help soon. but one that push's recoil straight back into shooter / stock that is inline with the barrel etc. if you have a look at the wood stock thread you'll see that one of the bell and carlson design comes up, might be worth look at. there also a thread called recoil reducers and stock design gets mentioned in there, hope it helps

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Re: Is more better? 61 months ago by sllindsay Re: Is more better?

I am just catching up on this thread. In reply to the question about copper fouling with TSX and TTSX bullets, I have been shooting them a lot in my 308 (130gr at 3000fps) for about a year and a half. I don't find they build up copper and worse than lead-core bullets in the same rifle. I have several rifles that are terrible with regular ammunition, so I know what bad fouling is like, but I have not had a problem with their use in the 308. sl

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Re: Is more better? 61 months ago by Daniel Schindler Re: Is more better?

Quote:link didnt work...www.hunting nut big game hunting forum 129grn thread by Slimjim Mike, Slim's report was outstanding. Highly informative and useful, based on hard data, just like Nathan's. Thanks for sharing. Much obliged. Robert, No offense please,….I've had a bad experience with the 7 RMag with a quality bullet at a very reasonable range, hit solidly in the right place. We did recover the animal after a long hour. I've no doubt whatsover that many love this calibre, and for very good re..

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Re: Is more better? 61 months ago by Mike Davis Re: Is more better?

link didnt work...www.hunting nut big game hunting forum 129grn thread by Slimjim

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Re: Recoil reduction 62 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Recoil reduction

In my second book, I have put forward a useful method for determining bullet suitability for game. As far as the A-Max goes in 7mm, I tend to rate this as a 10% bullet based on this method. Sorry guys, I do not wish to delve further into the details here apart from to say that I do not suggest the 7mm A-Max as being "ideal" for Elk, but that it can be used succesfully at lower velocities and in the 7x57, this bullet can make for a good all around type of load where a wide range of game body weig..

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Re: Recoil reduction 62 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Recoil reduction

Hi Dan, I have shot out to over 1000 yards without parallax adjustment on a very basic Leupold VX1 with 4-12x40 with retro fitted target turrets. Adjustable parallax is kind of a pain. One the hand, its another step that has to be taken before you can shoot (if the scope is fully reliant on parallax setting). On the other hand, without it, it can make long range shooting very difficult. For example, with my old 4-12x40, I had to be very careful about my eye position, otherwise the shot would be ..

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Re: Recoil reduction 62 months ago by sllindsay Re: Recoil reduction

I was out of town so missed my chance to weigh in on this thread earlier. I won't argue caliber here (but I love my 308!), but I have some observations on platform. Nathan got me into using Rem 700 actions on semi-customs and I could not be happier. With a Timney trigger, they shoot like a dream (I have three). Since time is short for this season, I would suggest buying a Rem SPS in your desired caliber and find a load that will get you by for this season. Then in the off-season, bed it in an HS..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 62 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Sorry to be a pain Ben but I would like you to have a think about upping the trigger weight a half pound / quarter turn. Once we go below 1.5, things can go wrong. Cold mornings / evenings are the biggest problem where feeling is lost in the extremeties. Under these conditions, accuracy can be very poor, the trigger going off well before the hunter is settled. You may also find that accuracy is poor at 100 yards. Target shooters use very light settings of a half to 1lb but even then, my tests sh..

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Re: Recoil reduction 62 months ago by Jim Moseley Re: Recoil reduction

You never stated your max range that you wanted to achieve. Since the Savage is easy to re-barrel, why not entertain the idea of the 6.5-o6. The 140 gr Amax is a very efficient bullet and can do lots of damage at long distance. The top barrel makers are building pre-threaded barrels that are top notch shooters. I would also go with a better stock. Personally, I'll will always be a fan of the 7 mag :-)

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Re: Recoil reduction 62 months ago by thomas kitchen Re: Recoil reduction

I'm here to learn so any feed back to my comments are greatly appreciated. i have an old parker hale 303 that up till recently was my main hunting rifle i upgraded the scope on it a while ago, while i was sighting it in and having a play, it was nailing my shoulder (30 plus rounds) what i discovered that the recoil paid thats probably 20 years old had gone hard in the centre but was soft on the outside so rather then spreading the recoil over something 50mm wide it was closer to 25 mm wide. i fi..

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Re: Your thoughts on rebarreling a .338 Win Mag 62 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Your thoughts on rebarreling a .338 Win Mag

HI Bill, its funny how weight is a subjective issue. I went to check the weight of my .338 Edge for you. I build this rifle as a "medium" weight. It breaks the general rules of an Edge build and rather than a 30" full contour barrel, it has a basic 26" semi varmint contour onto which my forward port brake is fitted. Steph has been sniping cow pats with it of late, so the partial recoil reduction is quite fine with the forward ports- as long as the rifle is held properly. As for the weight. The c..

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Your thoughts on rebarreling a .338 Win Mag 62 months ago by Bill Goodland Your thoughts on rebarreling a .338 Win Mag

It's time to re-barrel my .338 Win Mag. After reading some of Nathan's books, it is looking like I have a fairly average barrel on my Ruger MKII. The rust pitting towards the muzzle from a super wet (by West Oz standards) weekend hunt with a taped muzzle, may contribute as well.....lesson learnt there. Anyway I am stuck with barrel contour and length, I am leaning towards 26" and No. 4 contour. I still want to be able to hunt on foot with it, but also be able to shoot to a max of 1,000 yards usi..

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Re: p 14 project 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: p 14 project

Hi Thomas, I suggest you go with a full diameter knox (A) at 1.23" for a length of 2", then taper down to .650" at 26". Arthur can make any final adjustments to the knox if need be. You can dock down to 24" later if the rig seems too long. A No.4 barrel would be nice to tame recoil but you talked about climbing high with the rifle so the #3 will make for an acceptable carry rifle for backpack hunting. If recoil proves to be unacceptable, you could dock the #3 barrel to 24" and fit a suppressor. ..

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Re: Hunting FMJs 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Hunting FMJs

That kind of takes us back to the beginning of this thread Jared. In your last post, you spoke about the bullet wanting to travel base first. As you know, we prevent this by spinning the bullet. Over the years, I have found that once an FMJ bullet is stable, it will often produce straight line penetration. If it tumbles after hitting bone, the wound channel can be violent but more often than not, on raking shots, by the time the bullet loses stabilty, it has also lost energy as you alluded to ea..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Marty, A good example of my past photo taking can be seen in the .35 Whelen / 9.3 thread from a while back- grainy, hard to see much. My photos were terrible, quite a mistake on my part but I had no idea where things were going, never imagined having this website, only a big book with a pile of text and a few pictures. I relied mostly on my hand written notes and drawings. I kept all of this in my back pack and made most notes in the field. Hence why it takes so long to get the info up to the KB..

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Re: Nathan which factory Load 30-06 for these conditions ? 63 months ago by G.Scott Morris Re: Nathan which factory Load 30-06 for these conditions ?

Nathan, I've seen in this thread and other places that you have referenced the Hornady M1 Garand AMax load as 178gr. Unless Hornady is selling a different product down under, the bullet in the Garand Match load is the 168gr. That load was developed in conjunction with the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) that sells the surplus M1 Garands in the US. I've used this load extensively in Garand competition and it is much better than the surplus Lake City or Greek HXP loads. Hornady offers the .308..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 63 months ago by Martin Taylor Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Ben as Nathan says don't give up just yet! Even though you may have some areas that are not perfect you will have good contact in plenty of others, relieving as instructed and as necessary. This Tikka is not my first by a long way, l have had many failures & rework’s. Some of my ugly ones have shot very well, as well as any others! My two experiment rifles a Howa 1500 & Marlin XL7 where bedded both ends instead of full bedding at first and worked very well. All l am saying is clean it up and whi..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 63 months ago by Nathan Foster Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

Hi Ben, with some care, I think that will clean up OK. Try to give it a basic clean up- then check fit. This thread has caused a few phone calls for me, folk concerned about sidewall relief. So I want to go over this again here. Parallel side walls can become trapped to be sure. This can pinch the action and prevent the rifle returning to battery after each shot. The result of a pinched T3 is normally double grouping. During bedding, there are three ways to approach sidewall relief. 1. make sure..

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Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding 63 months ago by Ben Law Re: Tikka T3 build/bedding

so i pulled the action from the stock, after after freezing for 10mins in cling wrap. didn't look too bad at 1st. only a couple very small air bubbles and a bit bigger one near the recoil lug. but a couple of pieces of compound chipped out near the edges. i started cleaning it up, done a bit of a rough job really, lost a bit of motivation for perfection now the jobs not perfect. ill finish cleaning it up, put it back together and see how it shoots. not sure what i'll do with it yet, might grind ..

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Re: 35 Whelen 63 months ago by Joshua Mayfield Re: 35 Whelen

Wow - I just got through reading the older thread that Nathan mentioned above. I can safely say I've learned something today although I'm a bit peeved with Nathan for nearly getting me to smack myself in the face. I hesitate to do this but in the prior thread a Springfield action was mentioned, which resurrected an old debate. I own a 1917 Enfield (Remington built) that is in very good condition. I hunted with it for several years after inheriting it. It's been used to cleanly kill whitetail dee..

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